Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? Might make a difference.
How can I access the taskbar while I am watching something on full screen in Windows 8? I do NOT want to get out of full screen. I used to be able to do this on Windows Vista by simply clicking on the Windows logo key on keyboard, but it obviously doesn't work on Windows 8.
For example, if I had a calculator minimized in my taskbar and I was watching a movie full-screen, I'd simply press the Windows logo key and then choose the calculator and it would appear on top of my full-screen movie, or I could just press the Windows logo key while on full-screen mode and be able to turn the volume up/down without having to get out of full-screen.